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Professor’s email reveals shooting plot

SANTA ANA (AP) — Rainer Reinscheid was into his second bottle of wine when he wrote a chilling email titled, “a good plan,” detailing violent revenge on the people he blamed for his teen son’s suicide. His son hanged himself after being disciplined at high school in March, sending the University of California, Irvine, professor […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mets edge Giants despite Posey’s HR

SAN FRANCISCO — Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the New York Mets past the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, on Wednesday. All San Francisco could squeeze out of Niese (8-5) was a two-out homer by Buster Posey […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A’s lose two straight for the first time since June

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics knew their remarkable run of success during a memorable July would have to end at some point. Alex Cobb shut down Oakland for seven innings and Carlos Pena homered as the Tampa Bay Rays handed the A’s their first back-to-back losses since June with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday. “We’ll […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: U.S. gymnast finishes strong to grab bronze

LONDON — Like pretty much everybody, Danell Leyva thinks Kohei Uchimura is the greatest male gymnast who’s ever lived. For now. While the three-time world champion was solidifying his exalted status with the Olympic title Wednesday, all but wrapping up the gold midway through the meet, Leyva gave a glimpse of what the young American […]

August 02, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

U.S. manufacturing sector shrank for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing shrank for the second straight month in July, further evidence of an economy growing at a sluggish pace. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its index of manufacturing activity ticked up to 49.8, from 49.7 in June. A reading below 50 indicates […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Familiar Lincecum performance lifts Giants over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO — With the bases loaded in the seventh inning and everything riding on Tim Lincecum’s latest big start, the skinny right-hander with the funky delivery dropped a wicked curveball against pinch-hitter David Wright that landed near the knees to freeze the All-Star third baseman in the batter’s box. Rally over. Inning over. One […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

MLB roundup: Dodgers fall back in NL West

LOS ANGELES — Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first inning for the second straight game, Miguel Montero added a three-run shot and rookie Wade Miley pitched eight dominant innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Miley (12-6) allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked one. […]

August 01, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Electricity grids fail across India

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s energy crisis cascaded over half the country today when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world’s biggest blackout. Hundreds of trains stalled across the country and traffic lights went out, causing widespread traffic jams in New […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: U.S. swimmers get back swagger

There was backstroke dominance for the United States and another impressive French performance during another wild night at the Olympic pool. American teenager Missy Franklin won the women’s 100-meter backstroke before Matt Grevers led a 1-2 finish for the U.S. in the same men’s race. Franklin, a 17-year-old from Colorado and the best hope for […]

July 31, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

A Death Valley drive with the click of a mouse

By Tracie Cone FRESNO — Imagine being the only driver on a two-lane asphalt highway as the stark desolation of Death Valley National Park passes on each side and the crystal blue sky stretches up from the horizon. Or picture a tight left turn on Yosemite’s Glacier Point Road where in the east iconic Half […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cespedes and Carter crush as A’s cruise

BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics knew they had the potential to be one of the best teams in the majors. They’re now putting that talent on full display, and the results have thrust the surging A’s to the brink of the best July in franchise history. Yoenis Cespedes and Chris Carter hit two-run homers to […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Loss to L.A. cuts Giants lead to one

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are facing a different Los Angeles Dodgers team this time around. The results have been different, too. Matt Kemp homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Chad Billingsley took a two-hitter into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants, 10-0, on […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Olympic roundup: Lochte’s win over Phelps highlights first full day

LONDON — Ryan Lochte won the 400-meter individual medley, China collected a couple of gold medals and Australia set an Olympic record while winning the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay. Oh, and Michael Phelps went without a medal in an Olympic race for the first time since 2000. It was quite the opening night at the pool. […]

July 29, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

US economic growth slowed to 1.5 pct. rate in Q2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The slowdown in growth adds to worries that the economy could be stalling three years after the recession ended. The Commerce Department also said Friday that the economy grew […]

July 27, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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